International Water Association

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...

Brazilian boost for a circular sanitation paradigm shift

A Brazilian initiative is developing the circular economy model for sewage treatment, using anaerobic technology in an approach that will help developing countries achieve...

Time for utilities to embrace decentralisation

Decentralised infrastructure can contribute to resilience – and water and wastewater utilities should engage with this potential, Dr Lynn Broaddus told The Source.   Applications for...

Water and the SDGs

The world is falling short on implementing the SDGs. This gap leaves an opportunity for leadership on water – leadership that can contribute in...

Tackling the king of poisons

 Source substitution and treatment can help tackle naturally occurring arsenic. By Arslan Ahmad and Prosun Bhattacharya* Of all the ways to die, one most lends itself...

Adaptation should secure communities, not property

Against extreme shocks, communities within cities can remain, rebuild or relocate. David Zetland argues that the best solution is to convert human endeavour into...

Incentivising sanitation service improvements in Metro Manila through regulation

Water and sanitation in Metro Manila, in the Philippines, is making the news in the country again. Kathy Eales heard from Patrick Ty, the...

Adapting the urban model for rural supply

At the end of 2019, the government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, a region of southwest Georgia in the Southern Caucasus, and a...

Innovation on the water agenda in the UK

Innovation is rising up the water agenda in the UK, including two new competitions launched by Ofwat, the sectorís economic regulator in England and...

Rethinking our nitrogen needs in the circular economy

The water sector can contribute to progress to a much-needed circular economy. Korneel Rabaey, Ilje Pikaar and Willy Verstraete highlight the needs and opportunities around...

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A global repository for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater data

To progress the contribution of wastewater surveillance of the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, a group of international partners have established a global collaborative repository for...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...